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19J024 - Internship proposal


Title: Title: Development of a territorial method to assess local needs of charging infrastructure for battery powered electric vehicles

EIFER/ Europäisches Institut für Energieforschung EDF-KIT EWIV was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The urban system group is currently looking for a student who would be interested in working on the evaluation of electromobility at local scale.

Work description
Recently, battery powered electric vehicles (EV) development is becoming more and more significant in Europe, within the current fight against local pollutants’ emissions. At city scale, efforts can be oriented toward a vehicles support, via the deployment of an EV charging stations network. Defining the number and location for charging stations is a key aspect for an efficient development of electric vehicles. Therefore, knowledge on population needs might be required for determining the establishment of such infrastructure, though this information may not always be easily available for decision makers.

A method has been developed by EIFER to assess the local needs of EV charging infrastructure -with standard European recommendation as reference - at the scale of the agglomeration, in France. The student will contribute to the adaptation of this method, by modelling and implementing it into a tool, and by computing some additional criteria. Indeed, local infrastructure needs must be determined accordingly to available resources, population characteristics and current territorial situation.

Work Plan
The student will be involved in the conception of the model, the data mining, the tool development and the documentation writing.

Required qualifications
• Student in scientific/research field: Urban planning, engineering or similar
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel (macros) and Word
• GIS / spatial analysis knowledge
• Data mining abilities
• A first experience in mobility field would be highly appreciated
• Good writing skills in French and English

Conditions
• Duration: 4-6 months depending on individual availability
• Working hours: 39.5 hours monthly or weekly?
• Starting: As soon as possible
• Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
• Compensation: 450€ per month

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including all relevant information as CV, copies of testimonials etc.) to jobs@eifer.org with reference to the offer 19J024.
For additional information concerning the work, please contact Elise Nimal (nimal@eifer.org), Tel.: +49 721 6105 1709.

 


 

19J020 - Student assistant (f/m/d)


Title: Electrification Projects in Developing Countries (Modelling and Simulation)

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The hydrogen team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a prospective study related to hydrogen early markets.

Description
The student will support work within electrification projects in developing countries. His work will focus on Low voltage electrical network development, covering the last tier level of electrical networks. The work will involve building and upgrading existing Python/SQL models and energy tools (modelling and simulation). At EIFER we work in different modelling environments and combine spatio-temporal data to perform energy planning and geosimulation. The databases environments used at EIFER are PostgreSQL, alternatively Oracle and SQLite for RDBMS or MongoDB for NoSQL DBs. The job will enable the student to gain experience in electrical network development, data treatment and integration of geo-spatial models.
This work can also be performed in the framework of a 6 months master thesis or compulsory internship.

The assigned tasks involve
• Data treatment and code development
• Support for specifications for electrical networks
• Geo-spatial models development / integration

Required qualifications / skills
• Minimal understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), its concepts and standards as well as associated data formats
• Basic knowledge in DB design / administration
• Programming skills, preferable in Python or SQL
• Fluent English (oral and written) is mandatory. A basic knowledge of German and/or French would be a plus

Conditions
• Duration: 6 months
• Working hours and remuneration depend on the academic level (460-Euro-Basis)
• Start: as soon as possible
• Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 19J020.
For additional information concerning the work please contact: Isaac Boates, Tel: +49 721 6105 1712, E-Mail: boates@eifer.org or Bruno Pechine, Tel: +49 721 6105 1741, EMail: pechine@eifer.org

 


 

19J019 - Student assistant (f/m/d)


Title: Electrification Projects in Developing Countries (CNN Convolutional Neural Networks)

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers.

Description
The student will support work within electrification projects in developing countries. In this geographical context, reliable electrical network data is hard to obtain. The student will explore machine-learning algorithms (CNN Convolutional Neural Networks) that allow for the automatic extraction of electrical networks from satellite imagery. The project is building data sets used by energy network planning tool. At EIFER we work in different programming environments (Python, C++, Java) and combine data within spatial databases stored in environments like PostgreSQL, MongoDB or SciDB.
The job will enable the student to gain experience in electrical network development, data treatment and integration of geo-spatial models.
This work can also be performed in the framework of a 6 months master thesis or
compulsory internship.

The assigned tasks involve
• Data treatment and code development
• Support for specifications for electrical networks
• Geo-spatial models development / integration

Required qualifications / skills
• Minimal understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), its concepts and standards as well as associated data formats
• Basic knowledge in DB design / administration
• Programming skills, preferable in Python or SQL
• Fluent English (oral and written) is mandatory. A basic knowledge of German and/or French would be a plus

Conditions
• Duration: 6 months
• Working hours and remuneration depend on the academic level (460-Euro-Basis)
• Start: as soon as possible
• Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 19J019.
For additional information concerning the work please contact:Isaac Boates, Tel: +49 721 6105 1712, E-Mail: boates@eifer.org or Bruno Pechine, Tel: +49 721 6105 1741, EMail: pechine@eifer.org

 


 

19J016 Student Assistant (F/M/D)


Title: Development of a blockchain-based energy market application

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The hydrogen team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a prospective study related to hydrogen early markets.

Position description
The student will support the development team on the further development of a local energy market application, including:
• The integration of an agent-based simulation model with a blockchain data ledger
• The development of a user story, and the development of an interface for mobile devices to interact on the local energy market

Optionally, the work could be carried out as a Master Thesis.

Required qualifications
• Student in the area of Computer Science and/or engineering (e.g. energy, industrial, mechanical engineering etc.)
• Knowledge on blockchain protocols (Ethereum, Factom, Hyperledger Fabrik etc.)
• Interest in the evolution of blockchain technologies and new technologies
• Knowledge on application development preferred (java, javascript, python etc.)
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Good knowledge of English is mandatory

Conditions
• Duration: 6 to 7 months, depending on the student’s availability
• Working hours: 40 hours per month
• Start: as soon as possible
• Remuneration: 460€/month, exact hourly rate depending on the student´s education level
• Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 19J016.

For additional information concerning the work please contact: Samrat Bose: samrat.bose@eifer.org,
Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1445 or Enrique Kremers, Tel.: +49 721 6105 1451, enrique.kremers@eifer.org

 


 

19J013 – Internship Proposal


Title: Investigation and mapping of hydrogen projects in France and Europe

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The hydrogen team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a prospective study related to hydrogen early markets.

Hydrogen can be considered both as an energy carrier (energy storage, fuel for transportation devices etc.) and as an industrial raw product used in different sectors of the industry (steel, glass, food, chemicals, plastics, etc.). Electrolysis enables carbon free generation of hydrogen directly at end application sites and hence is a promising option for decarbonizing some industry sectors and developing energy smart-solutions for industrial environments/applications.

The student will investigate public databases in order to get information about European and National projects involving hydrogen. In this context, he/she should be able to understand the potential success of these projects. The student will be responsible then to get more information on the most interesting hydrogen projects, evaluating their future scalability and repeatability.

The assigned tasks involve
• Survey the hydrogen projects in Europe
- Analysis and mapping of current and upcoming hydrogen projects in France
- Get detailed information on the most interesting hydrogen projects
- Analysis and mapping of current and upcoming hydrogen projects in EU5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK)
• Emerging conclusions / Key factors for success
- Interactive maps, able to show all the main characteristics of each project (e.g. coordinates, sector of application, funders, etc.)
- Evaluation of the success, future scalability and repeatability of the main hydrogen projects developed in France

Required qualifications / skills / interests
The position is aiming at students in technical/economics sciences.
• Interested in the field of energy and environment
• Knowledge in Geographic information system (QGIS/ArcGIS - intermediate level)
• Analysis of public databases (mostly written in French)
• Fluent in French and English, additional knowledge of German would be of value

Conditions
Duration: 6 months. Starting date: as soon as possible
Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
Monthly compensation: 450 €


Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 19J013.
For additional information concerning the work please contact: Renato Luise: luise@eifer.org,
Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1418.

 


 

19J010 Internship Proposal


Title: Production of a hydrogen-based demonstration module
EIfER (European Institute for Energy Research, www.eifer.org) was established in 2001 as a collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). The institute gathers about 110 research employees and offers comfortable working environment equipped with advanced research facilities (Technologiepark, Karlsruhe).

Description of the project
The goal of the project is to build a small Hydrogen demonstration module, which will represent the whole chain of competences developed in EIfER around hydrogen-based technologies: production, storage, transport, distribution, use. The idea is to build a compact and pedagogical object showing the different step of the process, useful for workshops, teaching activities, visitors etc.
It already exists some commercial fuel cell model kit, but they do not include all the different hydrogen aspects studied in EIfER. Each part should be easily replaceable for an easier maintenance and the module will be easily transportable.

The assigned tasks involve
• A survey on the existing solutions
• Definition of requirements / purchase of the elements
• Conception and assembly of the demonstration module
• Regular reporting to the supervisor

Required qualifications / skills / interests
• Studies in process engineering
• Background on fuel cell, electrochemistry
• Ability to conduct a literature review about a specific topic
• Ability to work in autonomy and to organize own work with minimal supervision
• Ability to write/communicate in English and either in French / German highly desirable
• Discipline and regard for confidentiality, security and safety at all times

Conditions
• Duration: 4-6 months (Start/end dates to be defined)
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Compensation: 450€ monthly
• Places of work: EIFER, TechnologiePark, Emmy-Noether-Straße 11-76131 Karlsruhe and KIT-ITCP, Engesserstraße 20-76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including all relevant information as CV, copies of testimonials etc.) to jobs@eifer.org.
Please refer to the offer number 19J010!
For additional information concerning the work, please contact: Dr. Julian Dailly, Tel.: +49 (0) 721 6105 1352, Email: dailly@eifer.org

 


 

17J010 - Internship Proposal


Title: Data analysis of hydrogen refueling stations in demonstration projects

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today, EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers.

One focus of EIFER’s activities is on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, from carbon free production via water electrolysis to different applications of hydrogen and fuel cells, including stationary production of electricity, industrial applications and hydrogen mobility. In particular, hydrogen used in fuel cell vehicles can enable to decarbonize the transport sector and reduce local pollution in cities.
There are already hydrogen refueling stations in Europe. However, there is still the need to demonstrate their ability to meet the requirements of the mass market, in terms of reliability, safety and efficiency as well as the economic viability of the business models proposed. In order to assess these criteria, EIFER is involved in several demonstration projects.

The hydrogen team of EIFER is currently looking for a student in the scope of demonstration projects on hydrogen refueling infrastructure.

The assigned tasks involve
- A literature review of the state-of-art
- Structuration of the field data available.
- Data treatment and analysis of the performances of the installation. The analysis will cover: the efficiency of the entire station as well as specific components, the analysis of the availability of the equipment, the analysis of the behavior of the users of the station.
- Development of programming tools enabling to perform automatised reports and analysis of the installations. These tools will be based on SQL and Matlab.
- Perform a technical-economic assessment of the installation
- Depending on the advancement of the previous tasks, the student may be involved in additional activities related to the demonstration project
- Writing a feedback report on the activities
- Contributions to writing deliverables of the project.

The assigned tasks may be performed in the framework of a master Thesis.

Required qualifications / skills / interests
The position is aiming at students in mechanical/electrical engineering. The following skills are mandatory:
- strong knowledge in energy sciences, including thermodynamics
- fluent in English and either German or French
- previous experience in programming in at least one programming language (C++, Matlab, etc.)
- basic understanding of SQL data base & SQL programming would be of value but is not mandatory
- knowledge of hydrogen technologies would be of value but is not mandatory

Conditions
- Duration: 6 months, starting at soon as possible
- Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
- Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
- Monthly compensation: 450 €

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your application including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter, in French or English) to jobs@eifer.org.
- Please refer to the offer number 17J010!
For additional information concerning the work please contact: David Colomar, colomar@eifer.org, Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1719.

 


 

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